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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)

Jiang shan mei ren (original title)
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.


Siu-Tung Ching (as Tony Ching Siu Tung)


James Yuen (screenplay), Tan Cheung (screenplay) (as Cheung Tan) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Kelly Chen ... Yen Feier
Donnie Yen ... Muyong Xuehu
Leon Lai ... Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ... Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenhai Kou ... Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu Weihua Liu ... King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang Shan Zhang ... King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen Zhi-Hui Chen ... Diao Erbao
Jie Yan Jie Yan ... Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou Bo Zhou ... Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo Bing Bo ... Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen Guoyi Chen ... Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen Kang Chen ... Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen Liang Chen ... Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
Limin Deng ... Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)


Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

empress | blood | honey | bees | sword | See All (21) »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Teng Bochang: There'll be no fighting in the hall of swords!
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Referenced in Already Famous (2011) See more »


Flying With Dreams
Music by Mark Lui
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Kelly Chen & Leon Lai
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Tries to do too much with too little
26 May 2009 | by J_CharlesSee all my reviews

Summary: It wants to be an epic, it wants to be an action movie, it wants to be a love story. It switches gears and does all three in mediocre fashion.

Positives: - great backdrops for some of the scenes - a far cry from the older Chinese movies where sets and scenes were an afterthought - battle scene was better than expected

Negatives: - the 3 part storyline was predictable and not all that exciting - the acting - see my message board post about the unintentionally hilarious climax - fake CGI rain looked really really fake

the scenery gives it a passing grade.

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Hong Kong | China



Release Date:

19 March 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

江山美人 See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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